Padres Down on the Farm: August 9 (James Wood 3 hits in ACL/Kohlwey 2 hits for EP/Victor Acosta 2 runs in DSL)
The San Diego Padres affiliates went 3-0 on Monday.
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Won 7-2 over Sacramento) (34-47 on the season)
Alex Powers – 3.0 IP, 3 H, BB, 4 SO
Gosuke Katoh – (2-for-3) 2 2B, RBI, BB, SO
Nick Tanielu – (1-for-4) R, 4 RBI, BB, 2 SO
Taylor Kohlwey – (2-for-3) R, RBI, 2 BB
Slam Di-Paso… okay, it doesn’t work, but there was a grand slam in the Padres organization. The honors go to Nick Tanielu. He launched a first pitch meatball over the left-field wall. That was just one piece of the puzzle for the offense today. Gosuke Katoh had two extra-base hits. Tayor Kohlwey reached base four times. Only player had multiple strikeouts.
The pitching staff was a bit more volatile but were able to hang in there. As a squad, they allowed seven hits, three earned runs, and eight walks. Four of those walks came from Steven Wilson in his two innings pitched. He even walked the bases loaded in the ninth, but the coaching staff kept him in the game, and he escaped the inning.
ACL Padres (Won 7-2 over the Brewers) (9-19 on the season)
Wilton Castillo – 3.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO
James Wood – (3-for-4) 2B, R, RBI, SB
Jackson Merrill – (1-for-3) BB, 2 SO
Max Ferguson – (1-for-2) 2 R, RBI, 2 BB, SO, 2 SB
The team of recent draftees wielded some hot bats this game. James Wood led the way with three hits in just seven innings of play. It was an all-around great game for the future slugger. In the bottom of the first inning, he was a part of a double steal that ended with Max Ferguson stealing home. For Ferguson, that wasn’t the only time he scored via his base running. In the seventh inning, he would score on a wild pitch.
The pitching staff held their own. Using four pitchers, they struck out 11, walked just 1, and allowed five hits. Their only two runs came from solo shots off of Wilton Castillo.
DSL Padres (Won 7-5 over the White Sox) (15-5 on the season)
Adrian De Los Santos – 4.0 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO
Oswaldo Linares – (2-for-4) 2B, 2 RBI, SO, SB
Hugo Sanchez – (1-for-2) R, 2 BB,
Victor Acosta – (1-for-4) 2 R, BB, SO
Trust your defense? De Los Santos certainly did. Every single batter he faced ended up putting the ball in play. He only allowed one hit in his four innings on the mound. That one batter would steal and eventually be the only run he allowed. The pitching staff only allowed three earned runs. Highly-ranked prospect, Victor Acosta, had a throwing error that led to two runs scored in the game.
At the plate, Acosta was able to make up for it. Both times he reached base, he came around to score. The offense did all the little things correctly. No one player led the team. They had seven hits, only one extra-base hit, and eight walks. That helped plate seven runs which were enough to beat the White Sox.
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El Paso – TBD
San Antonio – TBD
Fort Wayne – TBD
Lake Elsinore – TBD
Evan is a student finishing up a degree in Finance from Northern Arizona University. The ability to break down numbers and find the story behind them has lead to his first of writing for East Village times. He covers baseball which is the sport he grew up playing and has followed even after his playing years.